Garden lovers have four more plants to add to their plant shopping lists this spring and summer, and all in the name of charity. Plants for Perennial brighten balconies, patios and borders, and come with the feel-good factor of supporting all those who work with plants, flowers, grass or trees.
Launched by Perennial, the charity for people in horticulture and four major wholesale nurseries to help build better futures for people in horticulture, Plants for Perennial gives shoppers the perfect excuse to extend their plant collections. The new plants are widely available in garden centres and stores across the UK from March with each plant sold helping to raise essential funds and awareness for Perennial
Nemesia ‘Peaches and Cream’- Heavily scented blooms of pink and lemon throughout summer, attracting bees to the garden. Available from early April.
Salvia Cuello Pink and Cuello White – Both salvias flower early summer to late autumn, are bush forming and wildlife friendly. Available from mid-June.
Dianthus ‘Pink Celebration’ – clusters of fragrant, pink-coloured flowers with a distinctive ruffled edge and a sweet, spicy fragrance. Available from late March.
Clematis ‘Prince George’ – Freely produces an abundance of white flowers with pale blue undersides throughout the summer months. Available from April.
Plants do wonders for wellbeing, yet those who work with plants, trees, flowers, or grass, may sometimes need more support than nature can provide to overcome personal challenges or financial pressures. Jobs within the industry can be physical, are sometimes seasonal and often outdoors which many people love but they are dependent on good health. The Plants for Perennial will raise awareness and funds for the charity to help those in need.
Perennial’s Corporate Partnership Manager Phil Swainston comments: “Plants for Perennial are an eye-catching way to bring the charity and challenge of working in horticulture to people’s attention.
The plants are available in many leading garden centres from March onwards – gardeners and plant lovers can support this wonderful cause by buying them to brighten their homes and gardens.”
As the UK’s only charity helping people in horticulture, there are lots of ways that Perennial helps and plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved. Visit perennial.org.uk